Partners For Kids New Quality Outreach Coordinator
We are excited to introduce Emily Hayslett as the new Partners For Kids quality outreach coordinator in the West Region. Emily will partner with community practice staff and providers to conduct outreach to their patients with reminders to schedule well-child visits, timely follow-up visits and immunizations. She has a background in case management and previously worked as a Partners For Kids Care Coordinator. To learn more about outreach, please contact Emily at PFKOutreach@childrensdayton.org.
Partners For Kids August Provider Portal Updates
Enhancements to reports on the Partners For Kids provider portal will be available beginning August 21. Learn more about the updates impacting the provider portal.
Welcome Dr. Cathy Dailey!
Cathy Dailey, DO, has joined Partners For Kids as an associate medical director. Dr. Dailey is a primary care pediatrician in Parkersburg, West Virginia. She has practiced in southeast Ohio and West Virginia for most of her career. She has extensive experience with population health, quality improvement and program development. In addition to her medical degree and training in pediatrics, Dr. Dailey earned the Certified Physician Executive degree through the American Association of Physician Leaders and obtained an MBA through the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Dailey will focus on supporting primary care practices, especially those located in southeast Ohio. To contact Dr. Dailey, email Cathy.Dailey@nationwidechildrens.org.
Helping Hands Pediatrics Receives the “Richard Brilli, MD – "We Get Results" Quality Improvement Award
Helping Hands Pediatrics received the “Richard Brilli, MD Award - We Get Results” Quality Improvement (QI) award by showing significant improvement in suicide prevention efforts as part of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital ZerOH Suicide Collaborative. Helping Hands Pediatrics faced a significant barrier at the beginning of this project after their integrated behavioral health clinician (BHC) who was going to help lead the project left the practice. The Helping Hands team worked hard to pivot, distribute the workload and continue forward without missing a beat building their infrastructure. By working together, the practice significantly increased their suicide focused screening from 0% to an average documented completion of 98.5% at well-child visits! Helping Hands Pediatrics reached well over their aim of 80%. Congratulations to Helping Hands Pediatrics on a job well done! Thank you for your continued efforts in improving patient outcomes.
Continue Helping Patients Learn About Medicaid Redetermination
Patients who lose their coverage due to Medicaid redetermination may be referred to Get Covered Ohio. Get Covered Ohio navigators can assist with the appeal process or can help to find other affordable insurance options through the federal or state marketplace. Order flyers for your practice about Get Covered Ohio by clicking here.
As a reminder, Partners For Kids has additional resources you may use to educate about Medicaid redetermination. Find them here.
Partners For Kids Behavioral Health in Primary Care Symposium
Partners For Kids is hosting a free virtual symposium on October 4, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sessions will cover various Behavioral Health topics that are commonly seen in the Primary Care space and how to best support patients with these diagnoses. Dr. Erin McKnight will host a session on substance abuse among the adolescent population and Dr. Jack Stevens will present on behavioral strategies to improve sleep in patients ages six months through adulthood. Read more about each presenter or register below.
Register Today! 2023 CPP Annual Coding Seminar
Registration is now open for the 2023 Children's Practicing Pediatricians (CPP) Annual Coding Seminar, presented by Linda Parsi, MD, MBA, CPEDC, FAAP. This virtual event takes place September 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Pharmacy and Prescribing Updates
New FDA-Approved Medication to Prevent RSV Infections
On July 17, the FDA announced approval of BeyfortusTM (nirsevimab) for prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory tract disease in neonates and infants born during or entering their first RSV season, and children up to 24 months of age who remain vulnerable to severe RSV disease through their second season. See what we know so far and key details of Nirsevimab.
August Managed Care Plan Updates
View updates from the managed care plans on events and policy changes impacting their organizations.
We are pleased to welcome the following providers and practices who have joined the Partners For Kids provider network:
Rogelio Virgilio Amisola, MD - Premier Integrated Medical Associates, LTD
- Kathleen Gutman, MD - Premier Integrated Medical Associates, LTD
- Katherine Amelia Muse, MD - Premier Integrated Medical Associates, LTD
- Germaine Neh, MD - Premier Integrated Medical Associates, LTD
Erin Leigh Perkey-Nienaber, DO - Premier Integrated Medical Associates, LTD
- Karen S. Smith, MD - Shelby Pediatrics, LLC
- Stacy T. Sullenberger, PNP - Child & Adolescent Specialty Care of Dayton, Inc.
- Week of August 28: Primary care incentive check distribution
- August 30, noon to 1 p.m.: Partners For Kids Quarterly Webinar: “Adolescent Health” with Cynthia Holland-Hall, MD, MPH
September 1: Registration closes for the Behavioral Health in Primary Care Symposium
- September 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: 2023 CPP Annual Coding Seminar presented by Linda Parsi, MD, MBA, CPEDC, FAAP
October 4, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Partners For Kids Behavioral Health in Primary Care Symposium
- October 12, noon to 1 p.m.: Partners For Kids Quarterly Webinar: “Dental Health” with Beau Meyer, DDS, MPH
The Primary Care Provider (PCP) change request form can be used to update the provider to whom a patient is attributed. The attribution process is fully handled through the managed care plans. However, patient choice is the first criterion that determines which provider the patient should be attributed. To ensure providers are receiving credit for their patients, the provider’s name must appear on the back of the patient’s Medicaid card. To update your patient’s Medicaid card, have the patient sign the PCP change request form and fax it to the associated Medicaid plan.
Partners For Kids has also made it easier to identify the kids needing to complete this process. On the new Partners For Kids provider portal, you will find a mismatched attribution report. This report identifies patients that receive care from your providers but are not attributed to your practice. Reach out to your Partners For Kids provider relations specialist if you would like to obtain access to the provider portal to review this report.
Contact Partners For Kids Provider Relations
If you have questions regarding any of the information in this newsletter or suggestions regarding newsletter content that would be useful to your practice, please contact us at PFKProRelations@childrensdayton.org.
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